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Industry jobs: Roles filled at CitySprint, Caribou, Trakm8 and ZF Aftermarket

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CitySprint appoint new people director and chief operating officer

CitySprint have announced the promotion of Mark Footman to chief operating officer (COO) and appointment of Sarah Gibbs as CitySprint’s first people director.

In her new role, Gibbs will be responsible for driving CitySprint’s people strategy and experience to support this growth.

Gibbs joins CitySprint with over 20 years’ experience in multi sector, strategic and operation environments, having held senior positions at National Car Parks, Majestic Wine and Yodel, where she supported the strategic development of the company through its people agenda.

Footman is tasked with directly managing end-to-end operations, fleet and property, to help ensure service levels are maintained.

His promotion from operations director follows operational improvement within the organisation amidst the challenges presented by Coronavirus, says CitySprint.

Footman joined CitySprint in March 2020, with over 30 years’ experience across multiple sectors, previously having held board and executive level positions with a remit for operations, supply chain and logistics property and store developments.

He also withholds experience in managing large scale change programmes in small and large companies.

Caribou appoints new managing director

Caribo has appointed Daryl Dylan (pictured), who was previously head of carriers and commercials at the company, as its new managing director.

His first order of business is to increase the Caribou depot network to 10 centres over the next 12 months.

Dylan will also head up a recruitment drive, with 150 new jobs set to be created by March 2021.

The new roles will be focused on additional service areas including domestic and international freight forwarding, same day and haulage, which will be added to the Caribou service portfolio by the end of the year.

Dylan said: “I see a lot of potential in Caribou, we are on course with our expansion plans and on course to achieve them much faster than we initially expected thanks to a fantastic team who have worked very hard.”

Trakm8 announces new senior hire to lead insurance division

Trakm8 has announced that Adam Gooch has joined the organisation as business unit director for its insurance division.

Gooch will oversee Trakm8’s insurance telematics offering, playing a role in growing the business and spearheading innovation across the insurance division.

With nearly 20 years’ experience within the automotive insurance sector, Gooch joins Trakm8 from Insure Telematics Solutions (ITS), where he served as commercial director.

Prior to this, he spent over a decade in various roles at Churchill Insurance, Direct Line, Coverbox Insurance, Greenwood Solicitors.

Gooch said: “We are working with some of the biggest brands within the Insurance market and I am very much looking forward to getting started.

“Through my time in the industry, I’ve long been aware of Trakm8 and its industry-leading technology solutions, so it’s fantastic to be joining the team.”

Trakm8 has announced that Adam Gooch has joined the organisation as business unit director for its insurance division.

In his new position, Gooch will oversee Trakm8’s insurance telematics offering, playing a role in growing the business and spearheading innovation across the insurance division.

With nearly 20 years’ experience within the automotive insurance sector, Gooch joins Trakm8 from Insure Telematics Solutions (ITS), where he served as commercial director.

Prior to this, he spent over a decade in various roles at Churchill Insurance, Direct Line, Coverbox Insurance, Greenwood Solicitors.

Gooch said: “We are working with some of the biggest brands within the Insurance market and I am very much looking forward to getting started.

“Through my time in the industry, I’ve long been aware of Trakm8 and its industry-leading technology solutions, so it’s fantastic to be joining the team.”

New head for ZF Aftermarket

Philippe Colpron (pictured) has been appointed the new head of ZF Aftermarket.

Colpron takes over as an executive vice president and assumes responsibilities of ZF’s aftermarket division from January 1, 2021.

He will also continue to lead Fleet Solutions – a business of ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division (former WABCO).

He is set to anticipate the future evolution and requirements of the sector, expand ZF Aftermarket’s portfolio and drive new advancements in customer-centric solutions, the company says.

Colpron says he aims to support customers through the change of the automotive industry, he said: “The automotive future is smart with alternative drive concepts, connected vehicles and autonomous driving in addition to radically changing customer expectations.

“ZF Aftermarket wants to take this transformation as an opportunity to be strongly connected with our customers and further expand on a convincing combination of a broad product and solutions portfolio, a global service network and purposeful digital solutions, shaping the aftermarket for the Next Generation Mobility in a sustainable society.”

Previously, Colpron has held various management roles at Valeo and started his career at former WABCO in 2007 as strategic sourcing director.

From 2010, onwards he took over various management positions in the aftermarket. As part of this he implemented a global organisation with market proximity and evolved new digital solutions for connected ecosystems.

Colpron was appointed to the Global Fleet Solutions hub leadership role, taking ownership of digital customer services and the aftermarket.

Colpron’s predecessor, Helmut Ernst, will take on the transition role of Aftermarket Affairs from January 1, 2021.

Ernst will represent ZF in selected aftermarket associations, leading strategic projects and supporting the on-boarding process of the new ZF Aftermarket head in 2021.


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